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Topic: New to forum - adit query
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/06/2009 20:25:13   Subject: New to forum - adit query
[quote="elgrebo"]With hindsight my first post to an old thread probably was not best![/quote]

Not at all, the old threads are there to be stumbled upon by people with questions :)

Topic: New-Glencrieff-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-31486 (photo)
SimonRL

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 26/06/2009 19:54:14   Subject: New-Glencrieff-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-31486 (photo)
:lol: :thumbsup:
Topic: Minor tweak to links for uploading photos and documents
SimonRL

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 26/06/2009 19:23:47   Subject: Minor tweak to links for uploading photos and documents
Since the redesign a couple of people have commented they can't find the links to upload photos / batch upload photos or upload documents.

In all cases 'upload content' blocks are top right
Topic: Copper Mine in the St. Austell district?
SimonRL

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/06/2009 16:52:13   Subject: Copper Mine in the St. Austell district?
Thanks for that detailed response Spitfire.

Hopefully the person who made the enquiry will be reading this and that will be of a big help to them.
Topic: Nent
SimonRL

Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/06/2009 00:28:01   Subject: Nent
It is a good camera, I just don't like the focussing u/g (on the 8400 you lock off on infinity in manual mode and if you're in F2.8 or similar pretty much anything over a metre away is infinity - the
Topic: AditNow YouTube channel - Info & Uploads
SimonRL

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 26/06/2009 00:16:39   Subject: AditNow YouTube channel - Info & Uploads
[quote="Toadstone"]PS I've just had a quick look before SWMBO sails into sight. It all looks very easy. Another thought how about creating an AditNow account so people can load stuff via the site or i
Topic: Cwmorthin turbine/generator dvd.
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/06/2009 00:09:39   Subject: Cwmorthin turbine/generator dvd.
As per Toadstone's suggestion several messages up in this thread, an AditNow YouTube channel created now... I'll explain further in a separate thread since this one deals mainly with video format conv
Topic: Nent
SimonRL

Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/06/2009 00:06:17   Subject: Nent
The P6000 is an excellent camera, with some very whizzy features (I've got one - I like it a lot) but I'm not convinced of it's suitability underground. Manual focus isn't as reliable as the 8400 (I f
Topic: Box Loco - Question
SimonRL

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/06/2009 23:15:45   Subject: Box Loco - Question
Final emailed question for today.

Regarding the box loco, can anybody advise the gauge or provide any further historical information?

[link]Box-Bath-Stone-Mine-Archive-Album-Imag
Topic: Genealogy - Redruth
SimonRL

Forum: Genealogy   Posted: 25/06/2009 23:11:34   Subject: Genealogy - Redruth
Another emailed enquiry. Snipped slightly to remove questions already answered.

Can anybody provide any pointers please?

[quote]I stumbled across your website when trying to rese
Topic: Dorothea Slate Quarry
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/06/2009 23:05:27   Subject: Dorothea Slate Quarry
Another diver rescused over the weekend...

[url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/8111791.stm[/url]

[quote="beeb"]A man has been airlifted to hospital as a precaution over decompr
Topic: Copper Mine in the St. Austell district?
SimonRL

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/06/2009 22:59:17   Subject: Copper Mine in the St. Austell district?
Have received the following email from a researcher in Germany.

I can't help personally, so am posting it here on their behalf in case anybody can assist.

TIA :flowers:
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Topic: Moving photos (No not that kind!)
SimonRL

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 25/06/2009 17:00:55   Subject: Moving photos (No not that kind!)
Sorry for the delay in replying Graham.

The move image function is built, but it's currently admin-only because I wanted some time to test it.

If you just list the images you wan
Topic: Filming 'Clash of the Titans' at Dinorwig - July 2009
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/06/2009 21:39:51   Subject: Filming 'Clash of the Titans' at Dinorwig - July 2009
Things happening at Dinorwic in preparation for filming scenes for Clash of the Titans from June 29th onwards:

[link]Dinorwig-Slate-Mine-User-Album-Image-36275[linkphoto]Dinorwig-Slate-Min
Topic: 2010 Calendar
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/06/2009 21:36:18   Subject: 2010 Calendar
We're only half way through the year, but already a couple of people have asked me if we're running annual events like the [b]photo competition[/b] and are producing a [b]2010 calendar[/b].

Topic: Filming 'Clash of the Titans' at Dinorwig - July 2009
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/06/2009 20:30:49   Subject: Filming 'Clash of the Titans' at Dinorwig - July 2009
Was up there today and there's an awful lot of activity.

Security guards counting people in and out, loads of portakabins, cranes, massive amounts of dolly (?) track etc. Vehicles buzzing a
Topic: NAMHO Conference
SimonRL

Forum: Events   Posted: 18/06/2009 11:04:29   Subject: NAMHO Conference
Have a good time all those that are going to the NAMHO conference.
Topic: New event added 'Boulby Mine Visit June 2009' on 16/06/2009 at 10:00
SimonRL

Forum: Events   Posted: 18/06/2009 10:46:03   Subject: New event added 'Boulby Mine Visit June 2009' on 16/06/2009 at 10:00
Good to see you all enjoyed it. I think it was most of the group's first visit to Boulby? It really is unlike anything else that you can get to experience in the UK unless you work in the mining indus
Topic: New review added 'The Milwr Tunnel (Second Edition)'
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/06/2009 10:44:04   Subject: New review added 'The Milwr Tunnel (Second Edition)'
An excellent review, thank Vanoord. Shall order a copy (already have the original version).
Topic: Where is everybody?
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/06/2009 10:42:42   Subject: Where is everybody?
It's very quiet on here, is everybody either lost down a mine or out sun bathing (or somethig equally unhealthy) :lol:
Topic: HSE rants... good thing / bad thing?
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/06/2009 10:36:46   Subject: HSE rants... good thing / bad thing?
Off topic but it kind of illustrates normal thinking people are up against:

[url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/8104658.stm[/url]

[quote]A TV advert which showed pop singer Duf
Topic: Hodbarrow - The outer barrier (photo)
SimonRL

Forum: North West England   Posted: 18/06/2009 09:38:20   Subject: Hodbarrow - The outer barrier (photo)
Have you been flying Colonel?

If you have, then oddly I was discussing aerial quarry / mine photography with somebody on Tuesday night ;)

Photograph:

[link]hodbarrow-
Topic: Whats the story then.. is this aditnow 'the prototype'
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/06/2009 12:03:06   Subject: Whats the story then.. is this aditnow 'the prototype'
It's just an easy way of browsing mines without all peripheral stuff around it!
Topic: New event added 'Boulby Mine Visit June 2009' on 16/06/2009 at 10:00
SimonRL

Forum: Events   Posted: 14/06/2009 20:12:47   Subject: New event added 'Boulby Mine Visit June 2009' on 16/06/2009 at 10:00
Have a good trip on Tuesday everybody who is going. In fact that doesn't really need to be said, it's Boulby, you [b]will [/b]have a good trip :)
Topic: Cwmorthin turbine/generator dvd.
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/06/2009 20:11:43   Subject: Cwmorthin turbine/generator dvd.
[quote="toadstone"]PS I've just had a quick look before SWMBO sails into sight. It all looks very easy. Another thought how about creating an AditNow account so people can load stuff via the site o
Topic: Vandalism at Maenofferen
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/06/2009 01:13:16   Subject: Vandalism at Maenofferen
[quote="AndyC"]I made my annual visit to Maenofferen a couple of weeks ago. And things had degenerated from a year before. Notably all doors have been kicked in, which I do not remember before.
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Topic: Favourites Collections (was lightboxes)
SimonRL

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 11/06/2009 18:09:52   Subject: Favourites Collections (was lightboxes)
As part of the new design for the site I've given Lightboxes a bit of an overhaul, it's now called [b]Favourites Collections[/b] and is a bit more user friendly.

Bascially Favourites are gr
Topic: Ongoing work to the site
SimonRL

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 11/06/2009 18:04:26   Subject: Ongoing work to the site
All page now have the new look, the new navigation system and the breadcrumb (that's the "home > section > sub-section" navigation trial) facility.

There'll be a few bits of tidying and twe
Topic: Different underground photography techniques
SimonRL

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 11/06/2009 00:01:18   Subject: Different underground photography techniques
Blackshiver's photo was with a Nikon compact (can't remember the model) using the built in flash and a single external flash with built in slave unit. You can see where it fired from near the bottom l
Topic: Different underground photography techniques
SimonRL

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 10/06/2009 23:08:49   Subject: Different underground photography techniques
The photos of the [b]Croesor Rhosydd Through Trip[/b] on the 30th May prompted the Colonel and myself to reconsider flash for underground. Blackshiver's shots were excellent and, importantly, quick to
Topic: Toadstone at work (photo)
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/06/2009 23:02:18   Subject: Toadstone at work (photo)
This popped up in the random image display, how's the ROV project going Toadstone?

Photograph:

[link]Rhiwbach-Trip-4th-October-Image-025[linkphoto]Rhiwbach-Trip-4th-October-Image
Topic: Glove recommendation
SimonRL

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 10/06/2009 23:00:02   Subject: Glove recommendation
I find these gloves excellent underground. They're grippy and tight fitting so you can tell what you're doing with SRT kit or camera gear. Not waterproof but they last ages - and survive the washing
Topic: Tripods?
SimonRL

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 10/06/2009 22:57:27   Subject: Tripods?
I've been looking around at the Velbon Ultra Maxi-F and it looks as if it's no longer made? The Velbon site has:

Velbon Ultra Maxi-L: [url]http://www.velbon.co.uk/newvelbon/pages/ultramaxil
Topic: Ongoing work to the site
SimonRL

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 10/06/2009 18:32:46   Subject: Ongoing work to the site
Work continues... nearly all pages have the new layout. Hope people like it and find the site easier to navigate with the breadcrumb trail on every page.

I can count on one hand now the pag
Topic: Croesor-Rhosydd-Through-Trip-Image-35864 (photo)
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/06/2009 16:58:51   Subject: Croesor-Rhosydd-Through-Trip-Image-35864 (photo)
I've added captions to my photos in this album now Graham.

I'm also intending to revisit every album I've ever uploaded photographs, probably one per week, and adding properly descriptive c
Topic: Ongoing work to the site
SimonRL

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 09/06/2009 16:54:21   Subject: Ongoing work to the site
The ongoing project to apply the new design and look, and the new 'breadcrumb' navigation trail across the top of each page continues...

...but...

...I appear to have broken a co
Topic: New event added 'Snailbeach SRT Exploration' on 06/06/2009 at 10:00
SimonRL

Forum: Events   Posted: 08/06/2009 14:28:10   Subject: New event added 'Snailbeach SRT Exploration' on 06/06/2009 at 10:00
Already got the Snailbeach book, and very good it is too :) but bought a copy of the Lead, Copper and Baryte Mines of Shropshire :angel:
Topic: Croesor-Rhosydd-Through-Trip-Image-35864 (photo)
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/06/2009 12:57:33   Subject: Croesor-Rhosydd-Through-Trip-Image-35864 (photo)
[quote="grahami"]I know everyone's very busy, but I for one, especially as I am NEVER likely to go SRTing through from Croesor to Rhosydd, would be very grateful if contributors could eventually ident
Topic: New Forum Area - Exploration Chat
SimonRL

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 08/06/2009 12:03:44   Subject: New Forum Area - Exploration Chat
A new forum area has been set up by request.

[b]Exploration Chat[/b]

Technical and not so technical discussion specific to underground exploration. For example, surveying, digs,
Topic: Dissertation help -
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/06/2009 12:02:02   Subject: Dissertation help -
[quote="kezcerrig"]Thanks for all the advice guys, going to look into it in the next few weeks!

My lecturer suggested the Betws y Coed area, but he admitted to not knowing much about the a
Topic: Tripods?
SimonRL

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 08/06/2009 12:00:38   Subject: Tripods?
[quote="sparty_lea"]Thanks Guys,:flowers:
I've ordered a Manfrotto 718B DIGI MINI its a wee bit taller than the 785s at 139.5cm extended, and rated for 1.5kg.
Still reasonably priced at
Topic: McAlpine / Penrhyn Quarry - Sale / Fraud case
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/06/2009 11:58:36   Subject: McAlpine / Penrhyn Quarry - Sale / Fraud case
Third director found guilty:

[quote][b]A third man has pleaded guilty to fraudulent trading in a case involving former bosses of Alfred McAlpine Slate Ltd - known as Welsh Slate.[/b]
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Topic: Wrysgan hanging slab
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/06/2009 11:51:55   Subject: Wrysgan hanging slab
Thanks for that Chris :thumbup:
Topic: Croesor-Rhosydd-Through-Trip-Image-35857 (photo)
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/06/2009 19:44:16   Subject: Croesor-Rhosydd-Through-Trip-Image-35857 (photo)
[quote="turbo"]ghosts again :devil: [/quote]

I fixed it, but I was going out so didn't have time to post that I'd fixed it :devil:

Thanks for pointing it out Thorpey.
Topic: Essential Reading Project
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/06/2009 08:51:28   Subject: Essential Reading Project
As with the museum list, I think the best thing is if I edit this page perhaps once a month, making any changes and additions requested since the last update.
Topic: Museum List Project
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/06/2009 08:51:01   Subject: Museum List Project
Thanks for the feedback, have made all the changes in the various posts above and uploaded the page again.

I think the best thing is if I edit the page perhaps once a month, making any chan
Topic: Any News on Cwmystwyth?
SimonRL

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/06/2009 13:18:44   Subject: Any News on Cwmystwyth?
Hopefully Roy will see this when he next signs in :flowers:
Topic: New event added 'Snailbeach SRT Exploration' on 06/06/2009 at 10:00
SimonRL

Forum: Events   Posted: 04/06/2009 08:22:06   Subject: New event added 'Snailbeach SRT Exploration' on 06/06/2009 at 10:00
[quote="simonrl"]Hope everybody is looking forward to the Snailbeach trip this weekend.

Just to confirm meetup place and time.[/quote]

I made a mistake in the directions, correct
Topic: New event added 'Snailbeach SRT Exploration' on 06/06/2009 at 10:00
SimonRL

Forum: Events   Posted: 03/06/2009 12:37:32   Subject: New event added 'Snailbeach SRT Exploration' on 06/06/2009 at 10:00
Excellent. Will you be at Snailbeach Mike?
Topic: Trip Report: Croesor -> Rhosydd (30/05/2009)
SimonRL

Forum: Events   Posted: 02/06/2009 23:37:34   Subject: Trip Report: Croesor -> Rhosydd (30/05/2009)
[quote="Jasonbirder"]I'm going through Sunday with some caving friends...any recent changes?[/quote]

The ropes seem in good condition, the knot passes have gone, so I suspect they've been p
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